Capital Projects Updates
The City of Parkland (City) conducts ongoing capital improvement projects to continue enhancing and refining our City. This page updates on an ongoing basis with information on projects planned and in progress. Check back regularly to keep abreast.
HILLSBORO BOULEVARD EXTENSION
The Falls at Parkland is a 55+ community that is under development just west of Parkside Drive and immediately south of Loxahatchee Road. The developer, Ryan Homes/Parkland Centerline, is required, as a condition of development, to construct an extension of Hillsboro Boulevard that will feed into the Falls at Parkland. That extension will run from the existing Hillsboro Boulevard along the south side of Chabad of Parkland, intersect Parkside Drive at a four-way stop, and continue west into the Falls at Parkland. Click here for more information.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL: NOB HILL ROAD - HILLSBORO BOULEVARD
Construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of Nob Hill Road and Hillsboro Boulevard is scheduled to begin by the end of 2019 and should be completed by the Fall of 2020. For more information on this project, and information on traffic signals in general, click here Version OptionsCapital Projects UpdatesHeadline
PARKLAND LIBRARY EXPANSION
The City of Parkland Library is located in the Parkland Municipal Complex on the northeast corner of University Drive and Holmberg Road. The construction process of expanding the library with a new wing and renovating the original facility is in process and expected to be completed in early 2020. Click here for more information.
CONSTRUCTION AT UNIVERSITY DRIVE AND HILLSBORO BOULEVARD
Construction activity has begun on the northwest corner of the intersection of University Drive and Hillsboro Boulevard. Crews have begun preparing the land for construction of a charter school. This is not a City of Parkland (City) project, but the developer has indicated ground preparation will continue into December 2019. When that process is complete, the building will be erected and the developer has told the City completion of the project is planned for late Summer 2020 in time for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The development of this property will likely move up the time that a traffic signal would be installed at that intersection. City staff have already been in contact with Broward County on this matter and the design of the traffic signal has been started.
The City of Parkland adopted a City-wide plan for street lighting in 2013. Since then, the City, along with Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Broward County, has illuminated University Drive from Holmberg Road to Loxahatchee Road and Nob Hill Road from Heron Bay Boulevard to Hillsboro Boulevard. Click here for more information.
Did you know there are more than 1.2 million square feet of sidewalks in the City of Parkland? Even more if you include the sidewalks for which Broward County and the North Springs Improvement District are responsible. The City began its annual cleaning of City sidewalks in June 2019 and is expected to complete it by the end of November 2019. As a City that places a high value on its pedestrian paths, sidewalks, and safety, staff are committed to maximizing pedestrian comfort whether you are walking to the store or running for fitness. This includes removing and resurfacing approximately 1,500 feet of sidewalk each year to ensure a smooth surface.
PARKSIDE DRIVE SIDEWALK/SWALE CLOSURE
The closure of the sidewalk and swale along the west side of Parkside Drive will create an inconvenience for those who must travel that area—and in particular for drop-off and pick-up of children at Riverglades Elementary School. The City of Parkland has provide limited parking at the Parkland Tennis Center at Quigley Park which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Though this parking is limited, the City wanted to provide what it has available to provide some relief. Through the duration of this project, we ask for your patience due to the inconvenience, that you consider carpooling, and you take an alternate route if you do not need to be on Parkside Drive. Weather-permitting, this project will be complete in approximately four to five weeks. Click here for more information.
LOXAHATCHEE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
The reconstruction of Loxahatchee Road is a large-scale collaboration between the City of Parkland, Broward County, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project will span Loxahatchee Road from State Road 7 / U.S. Highway 441 to the water conservation area and, at this time, is expected to begin sometime in 2023. Click here for more information.
FIRE STATION 42 ADDITION
Fire Station 42 is located on the Northeast corner of Holmberg Road and Parkside Drive adjacent to the City of Parkland Public Works complex. This project will add 300 square feet to the fire station and will equip the station to accommodate an additional rescue unit and additional personnel. Construction is on schedule and expected to be complete in the Fall 2019.
This project would provide a secondary storm water drainage system to allow for drainage during a large rain or storm event. This would help alleviate flooding that now occurs in the Ranches after a storm or heavy rain. The City of Parkland (City) had a survey conducted of the area and worked with North Springs Improvement District (NSID) on a model of the drainage system. NSID was unable to process the permitting for this area, so the City has designated this area as a part of the recently-approved citywide drainage master plan study. This study will require review and approval by the South Florida Water Management District prior to any construction of improvements.
PASSIVE PARK ADJACENT TO COVERED BRIDGE PARK
This project is on approximately 2.9 acres along the north side of Holmberg Road and immediately east of Covered Bridge Park. The area has been overrun by invasive exotic vegetation not native to Florida that hinders healthy growth of native species of trees and foliage. The first phase of this project, which took place in October 2019, was to remove those invasive species from the area. During this process, native trees were left and only invasive vegetation was removed. Click here for more information. Opens in New Window